Monday July 16th, 2012

Stage 15Samatan / Pau

Start 13h50 GMT 2+

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video16.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race

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Stage summary16.07.2012 in 17:49The Fedrigo show in Pau

It took 90 minutes for the escape group to form and, perhaps because of the early exertions, the impetus was gone from the peloton once six men found themselves at the front of the 15th stage. From the halfway mark, it was obvious that the winner in Pau would be one of the six escapees. Four of the selection had previously enjoyed success at the Tour, with two of the Frenchman in the move - Thomas Voeckler and Pierrick Fedrigo - having claimed three stages each in the past. Once the escape...

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video16.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner

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interview16.07.2012 in 19:02FDJ-BigMat earns a range of wins...

It's party time for the French team that has been a regular at the Tour since it was established in 1997. FDJ-BigMat's Marc Madiot is relishing one of his best performances in the race thanks largely to the revelation of Thibaut Pinot who won stage eight in Porrentruy, and now Pierrick Fedrigo delivered a second stage victory for the team in Pau. With it comes with a stage victory for the team as it finished ahead of Garmin-Sharp, albeit with the same time.
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interview16.07.2012 in 18:57Pierrick Fédrigo: The victory of a comeback after a year of illness

Each of his four stage victories in the Tour de France has a special meaning. But after a year spent battling Lyme disease he knows what suffering really is...

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interview16.07.2012 in 18:53Wiggins: There are a lot of tired bodies out there

When asked about the attitude of Mark Cavendish, at the end of a day that was well suited to a rider of his strengths. Wiggins was full of praise.

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interview16.07.2012 in 18:26Sagan: The other riders don't want to do battle with me anymore

With a lead of 102 points in the race for the green jersey, Peter Sagan just has to survive the mountains to become the first Slovakian winner of the sprinters' classification at the Tour de France.

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interview16.07.2012 in 18:16Van Garderen: I've got a nice rest day to look forward to

Another day, another white jersey for Tejay van Garderen. The American was part of the group that finished 11'50» behind the stage winner in Pau but he admitted that it was a difficult day of racing.

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video16.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage

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Sporting stakes16.07.2012 in 11:00Up, down, up down... a race can be won or lost on such terrain

A day of rest will have served the riders well but nothing can really prepare someone for the prospect of what it's like to race a stage of the Tour de France with four huge mountain passes. The race from Pau to Luchon-de-Bagnères ends in a valley town and it's one that all riders would be afraid of. Those who are tired will suffer enormously on the challenging 197km route that takes in four mythical mountain passes – the Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin and Peyresourde; those who are...

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video16.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route

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